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Mt. Lycabettus (Likavitos)

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Address: Centro de la Ciudad de Atenas, Athens 99920, Greece
Phone Number: 01-722-7065
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
Description: Walk or take the funicular tramway to the top of this hill for the best...
Walk or take the funicular tramway to the top of this hill for the best views of Athens
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Incredible View of Athens

The place to see all of the city on your palm. The ascending is long and tedious (take some water with you) but the views are definitely worth it. If you are dead tired, you can... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 NEW

The place to see all of the city on your palm. The ascending is long and tedious (take some water with you) but the views are definitely worth it. If you are dead tired, you can spend some time in a restaurant on the mountain (though be prepared to high prices).

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 NEW

It was a public holiday in Athens, so as most things were closed, we decided to head up here. We started walking in that direction, but as we had sore feet from previous days, we took a taxi to the top. Under 10 euro. Once you get as far as the car can go, you then have a lot of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

Athen's highest hill (twice the height of Acropolis) - A must do if you want a panoramic city view. On the top of the 912-foot hill is a small church and a restaurant cafe Just enjoy the views. A camera is a MUST. My suggestion is to take a ride going up (as you don't want to struggle climbing the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

Very nice view of Athens from Mt. Likavitos. I especially liked the church on top, all white and small - Agios Georgios.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

The view from Likavitos hill is great, you can see the most important sites in Athens including its waterfront! I would however, though, not recommend the cable car to the top of the hill. It is not worth the money (7 EUR for the return ticket), since is a very short trip inside a tunnel, so you don't get to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

Mt Lycabettus is a mountain that rises in the middle of down town Athens. The view is fantastic. You can see one end of the city to the other. There is a modern theater at the top of the hill that has performances of various types. Don''t walk up, take the public transport system that is available. I would not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

if it is not cloudy and gloomy - best view over Athens! I would suggest to up the hill via elevator, and down - just walk the path, but if you're strong enough - it is a good time for exercise to climb both ways :) Watch for turtles and additional view platforms. there is a nice chapel on top.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

The funicular was marginal but the view was great. Skip the restaurant, not worth a visit. Go at sunset and see all the way to the port.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Lycabetus or Likavitos or by translation from greek mean The Hill of the Wolves . you can go up by Funikulior or by taxi or car after on foot. its too high. You can see from up foggy Athens and Athens of 360 degrees. Nice panoramic view. its higher than Acropolis. there are kafe and restaurants where you can have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 via mobile

John, our taxi driver took us high as he could but there still are a lot of steps to climb. Once we got to the top we saw that there was a tram you can go up also. Definitely worth the steps we took! The view of Athens is breath taking! If you have time, sit in the restaurant that... More 

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Staying in Kolonaki / Lykavittos

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Kolonaki / Lykavittos
By far the ritziest neighborhood in town, Kolonaki is home to most of the chic boutiques and designer label stores. Here, the wealthy say no to austerity by dressing in their finest and spending hours in the trendy cafés around Kolonaki Square, sipping the most expensive coffee in Europe. The area also contains a couple of notable museums and cultural institutions, which add to the air of nobility. The leafy upper reaches of Kolonaki transition into Lykavittos Hill, the highest point in central Athens. Climb the paths through its wooded slopes to the tiny chapel at the top, from where you are rewarded with stunning views across the Acropolis to the sea and even the mountains of the Peloponnese on a clear day. The wooden amphitheater up here hosts regular concerts during the summer.